Vivian Howard announces new PBS show for next year
Deep Run native Vivian Howard, the Emmy-winning chef, restaurateur and star of the recently concluded PBS series “A Chef’s Life” announced her next project on Friday.
The new show, titled “South by Somewhere,” will also air on PBS. By contrast with the Eastern North Carolina focused “A Chef’s Life,” the new series will see Howard travel throughout the South.
She will explore a wider range of Southern cuisine, from collard sandwiches with a North Carolina native Lumbee cook, to pepperoni rolls made popular by coal miners in West Virginia and grits and rice middlins with Gullah chefs in South Carolina.
According to a press release, “With ‘South By Somewhere,’ Vivian learns about the similar ways dishes like porridge, hand pies and dumplings function across cultures and how these dishes found a home in the American South.”
The new show reunites Howard with “A Chef’s Life” producer and director Cynthia Hill. While “South by Somewhere” does not yet have a firm premiere date, but according to Howard’s Instagram profile, it will air sometime early next year.